The economics are amazing; the search industry has actually built an Internet that rewards bad work (this is the least example), all the while pretending to be giving people what they want. I suppose the failure of our leaders in business, government and culture to correct this, along with the failure of readers themselves to honestly think about the pot in which their brains are being boiled, is unsurprising. They've botched bigger problems.
Dan Vergano is a senior writer-editor at National Geographic. He was previously the senior science reporter at USA TODAY, where he was also a columnist and blogger. Previous reporting stints include Medical Tribune, HealthWeek (PBS) and Science News, as well as freelance reporting for Air & Space Smithsonian, New Scientist, Men's Health, The Washington Post and others.
In 2006, Vergano won the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism. He was a 2007-8 Nieman Fellow for Journalism at Harvard,where he studied the intersection of science, politics and society. In 2011, he won the Gene Stuart Prize from the Society for American Archeology. Prior to reporting, he worked as a policy analyst / engineer for a federally-funded research and development center.
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